Elderly Man Stoned To Death Over ‘Witchcraft Suspicion’

Jajpur: An elderly man identified as Sunia Suren was stoned to death by unidentified miscreants here on Tuesday. The incident took place in Haridabahali village in Kharadi gram panchayat under Sukinda police limits.

Suren was attacked by the miscreants while he was sleeping in the courtyard of his home. According to reports, Suren used to be a local quack. Sources said, he might have been attacked and killed over witchcraft suspicion.

Sukinda police reached the spot and conducted a preliminary inquiry. “The body was sent for autopsy and a case has been registered. Investigation is on and a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused,” the police said.